lets call this guy Bob. so this Bob's friends now text me, although i dont know them personally. one started talking to me by bringing uo Bob and sending me funny pics of him and then that guy introduced me to someone else who is also apparently good friends with Bob. that guy privately asked me if I liked Bob, but I just replied with "what?" and then he didn't say anything afterwards. then i got added to a groupchat with all of Bob's and the two other guys' mutual friends and there's been 2 instances where one friend teased Bob about liking me or called me his "crush" or "girlfriend", but all of Bob's friends say something like "hey, we only tease him aboit that in private" in a joking way. if Bob actually likes me then its not a terribel coverup, the friends make fun of and tease each other constantly. i mostly just play along and say something like "okay then" where Bob doesn't really say anything.